Is it true that Daenerys Targaryen had diarrhea in ASOIAF? If so, how was that plotline resolved and how did it affect the character?

Yes Daenerys had diarrhea in A Dance With Dragons, but what is more significant is that Daenerys had moonblood!!

Daenerys had a miscarriage, brought on by the berry poisoning and the resulting diarhhea. This event is proof Daenerys was months pregnant with a living child.

In the prophecy by Mirri Maz Duur, she states Daenerys must ‘bear’ a living child. Technically speaking, ‘to bear’ means ‘to carry’, it does not mean to give birth to. 

Therefore Daenerys has fulfilled this requirement as she has carried a living child, even if only for a couple months.

Now all the prophecy requirements from Mirri Maz Duur have been fulfilled and Khal Drogo can return as Daenerys House of the Undying vision confirmed:

  • A white lion ran through grass taller than a man.A Clash of Kings, Daenerys IV
  • The White Lion is Khal Drogo – Khal Drogo hunted and killed a white lion, making a cloak out of its hide for Daenerys in A Game Of Thrones.
  • ‘Grass taller than a man’ the grass of the Dothraki Sea.

Looks like we shall be seeing the return of Khal Drogo in Season 7 and/or 8 on the show – and I am betting we see him on page in the upcoming eagerly anticipated books The Winds of Winter and/or A Dream of Spring as well. 

Below is a quote from A Dance With Dragons on Daenerys and her moonblood after the diarhhea:

When she woke, gasping, her thighs were slick with blood.

For a moment she did not realize what it was. The world had just begun to lighten, and the tall grass rustled softly in the wind. No, please, let me sleep some more. I’m so tired. She tried to burrow back beneath the pile of grass she had torn up when she went to sleep. Some of the stalks felt wet. Had it rained again? She sat up, afraid that she had soiled herself as she slept. When she brought her fingers to her face, she could smell the blood on them. Am I dying? Then she saw the pale crescent moon, floating high above the grass, and it came to her that this was no more than her moon blood.

If she had not been so sick and scared, that might have come as a relief. Instead she began to shiver violently. She rubbed her fingers through the dirt, and grabbed a handful of grass to wipe between her legs. The dragon does not weep. She was bleeding, but it was only woman’s blood. The moon is still a crescent, though. How can that be? She tried to remember the last time she had bled. The last full moon? The one before? The one before that? No, it cannot have been so long as that. “I am the blood of the dragon,” she told the grass, aloud. – A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys X

Ava Monroe

Is it true that Daenerys Targaryen had diarrhea in ASOIAF? If so, how was that plotline resolved and how did it affect the character?


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